June 14, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – May 6, 1999 (Norwalk, CT); 78 years old
Married to Regina Marie O’Marra Flaherty (1928-present) on October 8, 1960 in Norwalk, CT
Children (unknown)
Local address: 19 Merrill, and 31 High Street
Enlisted on June 9, 1943, right after graduation from Niagara University ’43
Serial number 32930765
Unit 9th Infantry Division, 60th Infantry Regiment

Born to Vincent (1895-1948) and Laura O’Brien Flaherty (1893-1964). Sister, Muriel Flaherty McGinnis (1918-2018 at 99 years old!).

Wounded in action Awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, the Europe, Asia, Middle Easter Ribbon with four battle stars.

After graduating from St. John’s Law School, Cum Laude, Class of ’48, he went to work with Keogh and Candee, a popular and prestigious law firm on Wall Street in Norwalk.

From The Norwalk Hour January 3, 1946

T/Sgt Vincent Donald Flaherty of Newtown Terrace, who went into the service in 1943, following his graduation from Niagara University, was discharged on Saturday at the Separation Center at Fort Dix, New Jersey. During the war, he was with the 9th Infantry Division serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, and after V-E Day was with the AGD Department of the 3rd Replacement Depot in charge of classifying officers. He was wounded a year ago on the Cologne Plains, near Hoben.

Buried in Saint John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. Plot number unknown. Photos from


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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